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Get Out: Saturdays Off the 405, Celebrating Rad Bradbury, Last Chinatown Summer Night, Pasadena Jazz Fest

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Photo by KeithJ via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr


Photo by KeithJ via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr
Saturdays Off the 405
Saturdays Off the 405 features outdoor music and views of the city atop the hill of the Getty Museum. This week's installment features performances by The Antlers and Dublab founder DJ Frosty. Enjoy libations, like the Gety-tins or other drinks, from the cash bar, and dine at the cafe, all of which are open until 8:30pm. You can also participate in the free Spotlight After Dark tours, a 20-minute exploration and discussion of art with a Getty Museum educator, which depart at 6pm and 7pm.

Celebrating Ray Bradbury @The Paley Center
All this month Los Angeles is celebrating Ray Bradbury’s 90th birthday with a series of events throughout the city. Today The Paley Center will be showcasing one day of screenings from their collection from which Mr. Bradbury has chosen three of his favorite televised adaptations of his work. 1:00PM - The Ray Bradbury Theater: The Banshee (1986); 2:00PM - American Playhouse: Any Friend of Nicholas Nickleby is a Friend of Mine (1982); 3:00PM - The Electric Grandmother (1982).

Chinatown Summer Nights
Tonight is the last night in the August Saturday series of evening events in Chinatown as part of Chinatown Summer Nights. If you haven't been yet this summer...GO! Tonight's theme is "Longevity," and the evening features a family workshop presented by the Huntington Library and a screening of a 20-minute documentary on the construction of the Huntington's Chinese Garden, Liu Fang Yuan. Other events and activities include a cooking demonstration by Food Network chef Doreen Fang, food trucks, an interactive dance workshop and KCRW's DJ Aaron Byrd. 5 p.m. - Midnight. Free.

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Pasadena Jazz Fest
Today is day one of the weekend-long Pasadena Jazz Fest, which happens outdoor at the Los Angeles Arboretum in Arcadia. The weekend event, complete with an international food court, four watering holes, a vendors village and kids quarters, boasts two stages with a lineup of respected and beloved jazz talent. (Schedule). All day. Tickets.